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National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

By: Huron County OPP
December 5, 2017
 
 

(HURON COUNTY, ON) - Wednesday, Dec. 6, marks the 28th anniversary of the murders of 14 young women killed at the l'Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal. This unprecedented act of gender-based violence forever left its mark on Canadian history. 

Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women is about remembering victims, as well, it is a time for action.
 
The reality is, violence still remains a daily struggle for many women and girls in our society. As such, the Huron County OPP remains committed to a co-ordinated and comprehensive effort with community partners, such as the Huron Women's Shelter, Victim Services Huron County, Huron-Perth Centre, Domestic Assault Review Team (DART) and Victim Witness Assistance Program (VWAP), to help support victims of domestic abuse and prevent future occurrences of domestic violence. 
 
"On this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, not only is it our opportunity to reflect on the lives lost, we must be cognizant that gender-based violence is still ongoing for many women and children," said constable Ed Barty, Huron OPP domestic violence co-ordinator.
 
"Collectively, we must take action to put an end to domestic violence. We can all be part of the solution. Whether it is by taking a pledge to end domestic violence, setting a positive example for our children, supporting a victim or speaking up on this issue, we all have an important role to play to combat domestic violence in our community."
 
November and December are important months for raising awareness of gender-based violence in Canada and around the world. In addition to the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women took place Nov. 25 and it also marked the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, which ends Sunday, Dec. 10, with International Human Rights Day.
 
TO LEARN MORE AND TO TAKE THE PLEDGE
 
http://www.swc-cfc.gc.ca/index-en.html

 

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